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|Full name||Karl Kevin Marginson|
|Date of birth||11 November 1970|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|FC United of Manchester (manager)|
|1995||→ Macclesfield Town (loan)||7||(1)|
|1996||→ Ashton United (loan)||6||(3)|
|2005–||F.C. United of Manchester|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Karl Kevin Marginson (born 11 November 1970) is an English football manager and former player, who played in the Football League for Rotherham United. He has been the manager of F.C. United of Manchester since 2005.
As a player, Marginson played for the Football League clubs Blackpool, Rotherham United and Macclesfield Town. He also has extensive experience of non-league football in the north-west of England having played for Salford City, Hyde United, Stalybridge Celtic, Barrow, Chorley, Droylsden and Curzon Ashton. He spent the 2004–05 season playing in the North West Counties Football League with First Division Bacup Borough.
In terms of silverware, his most successful period was from 1996–98. In 1995–96 he won the FA Trophy at Wembley with Macclesfield Town. The following year, again with Macclesfield, he went on to win the Conference title and promotion to the football league. In 1997–98 he won the Northern Premier with Barrow AFC, scoring the title clinching goal against nearest rivals Boston Utd.
On 22 June 2005, he was appointed as the first ever manager of F.C. United of Manchester after one of their players, Joz Mitten, recommended him to the board and led the team to immediate success by achieving promotion in each of their first three seasons. The club currently play in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, after gaining promotion in the 2014-15 season by winning the Northern Premier League Premier Division title. In the 2010–11 season, Marginson led them into the FA Cup proper for the first time, where they upset Rochdale to reach the second round. Marginson is regularly celebrated by fans of the club at matches, home and away, due to these achievements. For the first five seasons, he led the club on a semi-professional basis but he has now given up a fruit and vegetable delivery business to go full-time for FC United which includes involvement in the club's community work such as coaching youngsters and other groups.
- As of match played 30 January 2016
|F.C. United of Manchester||June 2005||Present||376||192||79||105||51.06|
- statistics source from www.soccerbase.com
- Match programme, F.C. United of Manchester v Blackpool Mechanics, 10 September 2005
- Mitten, Andy (September 2005). Sleight, Hugh, ed. "Delivery for Mr Glazer...". FourFourTwo. Teddington: Haymarket Consumer (133): 84–88. ISSN 1355-0276.